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Housing Choices Bill Become Law, Most Important Housing Law in Decades

Three years of advocacy by Governor Baker, Lt. Gov. Polito, Housing and Economic Secretary Kennealy, and lobbying by the HBRAMA, the governor has finally signed the House Bill No. 5250.


Governor Baker vetoes Climate Bill, cites concerns about housing production

Gov. Baker vetoed an ambitious and far-reaching bill intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while drastically increasing the cost of building new housing.


School Costs Rejected as Basis for Denial of Special Permits

These surprising decisions could establish an important legal precedent that would aid in the development of housing for families.


State Urges Municipalities to Conduct Remote Hearings on Residential Development

The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently issued a guidance document to all cities and towns urging them to conduct such hearings remotely.


HBRAMA Develops On-Line Covid-19 Training and Certification for Residential Construction

To ensure housing construction proceeds as safely as possible during the pandemic, HBRAMA has developed this training course for home builders and remodelers throughout the state.


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